Tensile Structure Feature Summary

Type:
Physics in Your World
Title:
Tensile Structure
Description:
The roof of the Denver International Airport terminal (above) is a tensioned fabric structure designed by Horst Berger, a civil engineer famous for his large-scale fabric projects. This roof employs double-curved "minimal surfaces" that are characteristic of soap films (see From Physics Research).

- Visit Tensile Structure to learn more about this kind of construction.
- See this article from Structure magazine for information about Berger's career and numerous photos of his work.

(This feature was updated on March 25, 2012.)
Image:
Image Credit: Denver International Airport; <a href="http://business.flydenver.com/info/news/imageLibrary.asp " target="_blank">Image source</a>; <a href="http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/Denver-airport-large-7-6-10.gif" target="_blank">larger image</a>
Image Credit: Denver International Airport; Image source; larger image
Image URL:
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Featured:
July 16, 2010 - August 1, 2010